Let natural light be a guide

When selecting your lighting, it helps to use daylight as a point of reference. On a sunny day we feel active, vital and cheerful. The light is characterized by strong shadowing, stark contrasts and brilliant reflex points. In contrast, most people feel rather tired and less energized on days when the sky is gray and covered with clouds. The light is gloomy, diffused and does not have any plasticity. Therefore, if we move around in rooms that have the same lighting conditions, our well-being is influenced by the association to the cloudy, gray days. Therefore, in the living areas: Use the highest quality of light and combine it with indirect light sources and brilliant spotlights. In addition, focus on the best possible light quality: The measuring unit for solid light is the color rendering, also referred to as the color rendering index (CRI). As a reference, natural light has a CRI of 100. LEDs used in Occhio luminaires come very close to this ideal with a CRI 97 and therefore provide the ideal quality of life in your rooms.

Dare to welcome in darkness

Where there is light, there should also be shadows: Harmonious light planning does not only involve the design of the light, but also consciously incorporates dark zones into the light planning. A dynamic light composition guides the eye and the movement. For example, it invites you to sit down on a seat or actively attracts your attention to a work of art or an exciting wall texture.

Create islands

The secret of excellent lighting lies in combining indirect light with purposefully positioned light accents. The room’s general lighting provides the atmosphere – dim for intimate moments or evenly lighted for a businesslike work mode. So create additional light zones in the areas where time is spent eating, cooking, working or reading. The functional use of spotlights also establishes an intuitive orientation within the room.

For a successful, holistic concept, it is advisable to include the experience and expertise of a lighting consultant, for example, with an Occhio retailer.

Using light to enhance the atmosphere

Your lighting should be flexibly adjusted to suit your mood, a special event or the respective day and season. The classic approach is by using several light sources throughout the room, for example through intuitive gesture control. Today, it is actually possible to perform activities such as changing the light color, dimming or creating entire scenarios for events such as romantic dinner for two, or an environment where you can focus on work – all of this can be achieved comfortably with the app or controller.

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